Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast restaurants in Santa Barbara and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Summerland Beach Cafe thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Tupelo Junction Cafe, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast.

At one time, this restaurant was part of a nationwide chain, but these days, it's the original and only remaining branch, so all the focus goes solely into its quality. Named after Sam and Bo, its founders' nicknames, the place serves terrific...  Read More

Founded in 1963, this local chain brings to California some of the world's top teas and coffees. The company is obviously doing something right, because folks flock to its locations often and don't mind waiting in line for awesome caffeine...  Read More

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The Old World's best, most established baking traditions have a West Coast stronghold at this exquisite bakery. Everything is hand-crafted, and the quality of the baked goods is second to none. Throughout the day, wonderful pastries, desserts,...  Read More

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In a past life, Cold Spring was a stagecoach stop, a place for travelers to rest beside the stream, warm up at the fireplace, and steel themselves for the trip ahead. These days, the character-laden restaurant welcomes everyone from...  Read More

Trattoria Mollie

With charismatic chef-owner Mollie Ahlstrand at its helm, this popular establishment not only serves incredible food but offers a bit of star-gazing potential as well, thanks to celebrity regulars. Mollie's skills are showcased in homemade...  Read More

Lively and animated, this Mexican restaurant is one of Santa Barbara's finest, thanks to homemade fare and fruit-tinged margaritas. The fun outdoor patio also does its part to entice patrons. Much of the food looks familiar to Mexican...  Read More

Stacky's Seaside

Completely charming and perennially popular, this small, beach-themed enterprise is a great equalizer, welcoming folks from all walks and of all inclinations. Proximity to the ocean is a nice draw, as is fabulous food, of which the menu offers...  Read More

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A popular student hangout, Coffee Cat also welcomes patrons who like to spread out, do a little table work, and nurse an espresso or two. Booths are especially coveted, and literary types claim them early. Should you realize the need for...  Read More

Santa Barbara Roasting Company

Well-lit and laid back, this local coffee house sports expanses of polished woods and paprika-colored walls and tile. Known familiarly as RoCo, the place first opened in 1989 and has been a neighborhood staple ever since. Coffee beans are...  Read More

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At this charming, family-run restaurant, you'll be regaled by the classic French dessert dish. Light, tender crêpes aren't just for sweet tooths, though, as you'll see by the array of savory options. Try one with vegetables, seafood, or an...  Read More